All About Dreams
and Their Magick
Exploring the possibilities of Dream
Magic is a powerful and effective way of breaking away from linear consciousness and allowing magic into your life. Prospective
magicians may even be identified by virtue of the content of their dreams, and it is not unusual for people to meet their
mentors in dreams. We tend to think of dreams as a very personal aspect of our experience, so it is sometimes disconcerting
when someone that we know appears in our dreams. In dreams, historical time is abolished, and distance is no object. We may
witness events from the past, future, or alternative presents. Dreams are a useful starting point for entering the innerworlds.
It can be useful to induce prophetic dreams, or meetings with spirits so that you can discuss a particular problem. A friend
of mine who makes incense and perfumes reports that she occasionally dreams of a unique smell, which on waking, she can then
analyse and manufacture. The magical artist Austin Osman Spare wrote that he would sometimes awake to find himself standing
in front of a finished picture, having drawn it in his sleep. Dreams can bring new ideas, revelations, and many shades of
magical experiences. Having some practical experience in Dream Magic can be an aid to developing the techniques of so-called
The Language of Dreams
reading through my dream-diary, that there seem to be different types, or grades, of dreaming. Some dreams appear to be meaningless
- unrelated to other areas of my life. Some may seem to be somehow related to things that have happened to me. Other dreams
may have a different quality - an internal consistency which makes them more memorable. Some dreams may contain imagery or
events which relate to your magical work. it is generally taken as a ‘good sign’ of progress is you start to dream
about your magical practice.
The language of dream is not always
clear - it is often cryptic and personal. The significance of your dreams becomes very much a matter of personal judgement.
You will find, over time, that the ‘message’ of some dreams will be very clear, whilst you will intuitively recognise
that some are clearly meaningless. Others however, may not be so clear-cut, and may require further interpretation. There
are many books which attempt to provide general ‘interpretations’ for dreams, but overall, it is more effective
if you learn to understand and interpret your own personal dream-imagery. If a dream seems ambiguous yet significant, you
could, for example, turn to your tarot cards or another form of oracle for ‘clues’.
Basic Approaches To Dream Control
is remarkably easy to make the content of dreams conform to expectation. People who are undergoing Freudian analysis tend
to have 'Freudian' dreams, whilst people who are undergoing Jungian psychotherapy will tend to experience 'Jungian' dreams.
You might choose to begin experimenting with Dream Control by setting a 'theme' for your dreams - such as a particular subject,
location, or person. There are several different approaches to intentionally guiding dream content.
Dream Control Using Sigils
prior to sleep, perform a relaxation exercise and clearly formulate the Statement of Intent with regard to your dream-experience.
For example, "It is my will to dream of my father." Once this is done, you can allow your mind to 'wander' until you fall
Alternatively, you could try visualising
a scene or image as you fall asleep. This need not be a strong visualisation, just the subject of attention as you fall asleep.
A third way of willing dream-content
is to use a graphic or mantric sigil. Whatever technique you use, remember that the point is not to impose your will into
your dreams, but to be relaxed at the same time as formulating your intention.
This is a basic technique
for inducing the repetition and extension of a dream-fragment. You simply write down what you can recall of a dream and then,
the next time you lie down to sleep, imagine yourself to be re-experiencing that dream. I have found that it does help if
you are tired, and can slip into the half-dream, half-aware state when all kinds of sensory images - voices, faces, places
etc., seem to whirl around you. Again, on awakening, you record any fragments you can remember, and use them to extend what
you dreamt about previously.
Over time, this approach can enable
you to generate your own dream landscapes - which can be used in a similar way to astral temples.
of transmission of telepathic information into dreams has been the subject of a good deal of parapsychological research, usually
in the form that a "sender" attempts to project some kind of information to a dreamer. However, it can happen that you will
have a dream about someone in a particular situation, which they do experience.
Of course, the only way that you
can find out whether a not a dream had telepathic content is to check out the person(s) concerned and find out if your dream
has any meaning for them. Another possibility is to establish a telepathic link between yourself and another person by using
smell. If two people use a particular fragrance or perfume, to the extent that the scent of it evokes the image or memory
of the other person, then this can be used to create a dream-link. If the scent is inhaled prior to sleep, whilst relaxed
and formulating an image of the other person, and a Statement of Intent for the dream, then it is possible that the other
person can experience that smell in their dream, and be more receptive to telepathic experience. I have used this technique
in a series of experiments, where a partner and I found that we could awaken each other during a pre-arranged hour of the
night, by using scent as a telepathic signal 'booster'.
A shared dream is
an event wherein two or more people experience the same dream, or elements of a similar dream. Alternatively, you might dream
about yourself and another person in a dream, and find out later that they too dreamt about you with them, perhaps in a different
context. Again, the only way to validate this is to inform the people concerned. Attempts to orchestrate group shared-dreams
can be an interesting exercise, perhaps using a semi-structured pathworking to provide the basic setting which participants
could later attempt to dream themselves to. Some experiments in shared dreaming, for example, focus on all participants attempting
to meet each other in a commonly-known setting - which may be a real place, or an imaginary one known to all taking part in
Dreaming The Future
have the power to warn us of the future is an ancient idea, and precognitive dreams played an important role in ancient civilisations.
On the basis of a dream, the destiny of a country or state could be shaped. Dreams about the future can be symbolic, distorted,
or even highly detailed and clear, but it is often difficult, beforehand to distinguish the important elements of the dream.
A few years ago, some friends of mine decided to undertake an experiment in dreaming the future. They planned a visit to a
town that none of them had ever visited before, and then attempted to dream themselves there. One person kept seeing the recurrent
image of a long-necked cat, but for the life of him couldn't figure out how this was relevant. When he actually visited the
town, almost the first thing he saw, after getting out of the car, was an antique shop. In the window was a glazed model of
a long-necked cat.
A basic definition
of a lucid dream is that you know at the time that you are dreaming - as though you ‘wake up’ to awareness of
the dream. The term ‘lucid dream’ was coined in 1913 by a Dutch psychiatrist, Frederik van Eeden. Surveys enquiring
into the incidence of lucid dreams have found that more than 50% of people have at least one lucid dream in their lives. Lucid
dreams are also distinguished from ordinary dreams in that, when you wake up, there is much more of a sense of continuity
from the dream, to the waking state.
Approaches To Triggering Lucid Dreams
Lucid dreams can be triggered by
the sudden recognition of incongruous imagery within a dream. For example, I once dreamed that I was in a house which I had
not lived in for over a decade. The dream was perfect in every detail, except that when I looked down at my feet, I saw that
I was wearing a pair of shoes that I did not possess at that time. This incongruity jarred me into realised that I was dreaming.
2. Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming
This approach is done on waking in
the early morning from a dream. After waking, try reading or walking around for a while, then lie down for sleep again. Imagine
yourself asleep and dreaming - rehearse the elements of the dream which you have just had, and say to yourself "next time
I dream this, I will remember that I am dreaming."
Lucidity can also be brought about
by metaprogramming oneself so that if a particular image or scene appears, this will trigger lucidity, i.e. "I will become
lucid whenever I see a yellow sphere floating towards me."
Also, it is not uncommon for people
to become lucid in a dream when they realise that they have had the dream before, can remember how it develops, and do not
want to re-experience it.
3. Lucid Awake-ness
A German psychologist, Paul Tholey,
has suggested that if we are more ‘lucid’ when awake, then perhaps we will be more lucid during our dream-life.
He suggests asking yourself many times throughout the day, "Am I dreaming or not?" I have not met anyone who has tried this
method, but the sheer determination and persistence that constantly reminding yourself of this each day would take, could
act as a form of self-programming.
4. Recognition of an Image
Recognition of an image or symbol
appearing in dream that one has meditated upon can trigger lucidity. Carlos Castaneda’s brujo Don Juan advises his student
to learn to look at his hands in dream, and thereby achieve lucid consciousness of the dream.
Creation Of A Dream-Tulpa
A ‘tulpa’ is a consciously-projected
thought-form or servitor, which may perform a particular task for a magician or act as a general ‘helper’. They
are of a similar nature to Spirit Desire-Forms. A Dream Tulpa takes the form of a shadowy figure - Tibetan shamans, from whom
the name derives, often projected these figures in the form of monks - whom you should gradually begin to embellish with features
over time. For example, you could spend some minutes working with the Dream Tulpa each night. Your aim should be not so much
to impose features onto the shadow-form - but to let them arise. For example, you might notice, the first time you do this,
that the Tulpa is a man. Mentally note one or two features (write them down when you can) and leave it at that. The next night,
you might find yourself deciding that the man wears heavy gold rings on his hands. The trick is to let the shape build up
gradually, taking on more detail and its own ‘life’, until it spontaneously crosses over into your dream experience.
Knowing that you have dreamt about
the Tulpa is itself, a great step forwards. If you can reach that stage, then you may consider working with the Tulpa consciously,
in waking, semi-waking, and dream states. You could for example, ask the Tulpa to act as a ‘trigger’ to bring
you to lucid awareness in dream, or to guide you in travelling to different realms in the lands of dream. It is important
that you build up a relationship of trust and confidence with the Tulpa, that you recognise it as an individual entity, albeit
one that you are responsible for.
Bridging The Conscious Divide
It can be rewarding to try and approach
dreaming from a non-western point of view, such as that of the Australasian Aborigines. The Ancient Egyptians believed that
sleep is a ‘rehearsal’ for death, and that the pathways through the lands of the dead could be mapped through
dreaming. The Chippewa of Canada and the Northern United States believed that the origin of all their tribal skills, customs
and values came from dreams or visions.
The Magical Applications Of Dream
The search for revelation of one kind or another - or for an answer to a pressing issue or problem, may often
terminate in a dream. In ‘primitive’ societies, the course of an individuals’ life may be drastically changed
by a dream. In some Native American societies for example, the transgender role of Berdache (man-woman) was often confirmed
through the interpretation of a candidates dreams.
This is a practice
by which significant dreams are obtained by sleeping at a sacred site related to a particular cult or spirit. This practice
features in many cultures, from Ancient Egypt to Tibet. By the 3rd Century A.D, it became popular in Greece to ask for physical
healing through dream - the cult of Aesculapius became the most widespread cult of dream incubation. Pilgrims would, following
purification rites and preparation (such as sacrifice, prayer etc.), sleep on the skins of sacrificial animals, surrounded
by yellow snakes (a symbol of the god), in order that they might dream of the god Aesculapius - which was in itself a marvellous
cure. Later, in Rome, the dream was no longer in itself a cure, but a source of medical advice.
Similarly, it is not uncommon for
people having taken part in a magical ritual, to dream of it continuing. It has been reported that sleeping in the area where
group ritual has been worked can facilitate this.
Seeking Answers Through Dream
to specific questions or issues can be sought through dreams using, for example, a sigil of some kind. One is not however,
guaranteed of an unambiguous answer.
Power Objects & Spirit Names
Power objects may be obtained through dreaming. Symbols or images beheld in dream may be transferred into the waking world
as talismans or fetishes. Such artifacts ‘contain’ the essence of the dream - perhaps a reminder of the heightened
awareness experienced within it.
Also, spirits and other entities
may name themselves in dreams. A friend of mine received his ‘magical name’ in a dream. Entities encountered in
dreams could be given form - such as a drawing, poppet, or carving, and worked with on a conscious level.
These are just a few of the applications
of Dream Magic, but there is enough here to make a start in exploring this fascinating area of magical work.
Angel of Dreams
October 20th, 2003
Monday is sacred to the Moon and
to the goddess Diana. Diana is the protector of women and animals and the goddess of the hunt, but she is also the goddess
of night—the time of rest, sleep, and dreams. In the Qabalah, the Moon is referred to as the Angel of Dreams. This would
be a good night to make use of the magical power of dreams through a dream incubation spell. To start, first determine what
problem you would like Diana to help you with. Write the problem or question on a piece of paper, and read it several times
during the day. At night when you retire to bed, put the paper under your pillow and say the following words softly to yourself:
Goddess of Night,
Angel of Dreams,
I have brought to you my question,
And I await
During the night, you will receive instruction on how to mend the problem. If this does not
happen on the first night, do not be discouraged. Try again as many nights in a row as you need to until you get a result.
To make use of the information, it is essential to recall your dream when you wake up in the morning. If this is difficult
for you, then do not get up or open your eyes quickly when you wake up. Lie in bed for a few more minutes. Return your body
to the same position that you were in while you were dreaming. Your body has memory. Keep a pad by the bed and write down
the dream as soon as you remember it.
Best performed at night. Get into
bed and center yourself. Imagine yourself encirled by a blueish/purplish light. Imagine you're floating in a physic sphere.
Determine precisely what is is you
want them to feel or hear from you. Center yourself, imagine a vivid picture of the person recieving the dream
Picture your dream and when you're
finished, say the following:
Holy Mother, Goddess Divine
I stand before your sacred shrine.
This person won't
listen or hear
My words tickle at deafened ear.
Holy Mother, Goddess Divine,
Send a dream, awaken the mind.
his/her visions he/she might live
The nightmare/passion lesson/he/she so freely give.
Holy Mother, Goddess Divine
them your enchanted design
Clear out the cobwebs, tear down the walls
Carry my message through spirit calls.
Of course you may change the incantation
any way you wish. I use a smaller quicker verse:
Dream be fast and Dream be quick,
this thought that I depict.
Send it with love an harm to none,
Send my dream! My will is done!
And as always...use in perfect
love! Good luck.
DREAM CONTROL METHOD
Learn to realize you are having an out of body experience through dream control!
when you have become successful with that part of dreamcontrol , you will be ready
for this part. You need to advance your
dream techniques to where you realize that you
are dreaming so that you can control the dream. Once you realize that you
you will find that you can control where you want to go and what you want to do.
Now I am talking about
when you have a dream that is in full blown color.
Those type of dreams usually mean that your are actually out of body.
You see, when people
go to sleep at night their astral bodies leave and float around the astral planes in a dreamy
or gathering energy. Sometimes you may be learning things from other higher beings
and eventually it is released in your
conscious state later on when these beings think the
time is right. You just have to become conscious of all this.
are your key pointers:
Work with dreams that are in full color.
You must learn to become conscious during the dream.
to take control of the dream and go where you wish.
When you have achieved control you will know you have had an OBE!
to keep a diary of every experience.
By Silver RavenWolf
Do you ever want to get an important
message through to someone, but you just don't know how to do it?
Here is what you do:
1. Determine precisely
what it is you want them to hear, or perhaps feel. Write down your wish on a piece of paper in simple sentence form.
Make a dream pillow using a small square of fabric and a little batting. Throw in a pinch of lavender and rosemary. Put in
the piece of paper last, then sew up the end.
3. Put the dream pillow on your altar. Do an altar devotion to center
yourself, then create sacred space. Cast a circle and call the quarters if you like, but is isn't necessary.
yourself, then hold your hands over the dream pillow and say the following:
Holy Mother, Goddess Divine,
I stand before
your sacred shrine.
This person won't listen or hear
My words tickle at deafened ear.
Holy Mother, Goddess Divine,
Send a dream, awaken the mind.
Through his/her vision he/she might live
The nightmare/passion/lesson he/she so
Holy Mother, Goddess Divine
Send them your enchanted design
Clear out the cobwebs, tear down walls
Carry my message through spirit calls.
Feel free to change the incantation to suit your purpose.
Dark Lady's Dreams Incense
3 whole Allspice
1/2 palmful Sweet Dittany of Crete
1 pinch Cedar
1 pinch Fennel
2 pinches Rosemary
6 drops Cinnamon oil
1 1/2 pinches Mullein
2 pinches Benzoin
1 palm Witchhazel
4 pinches Saltpeter -- more or less to suit
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Rose
1 part Camphor
A few drops of Jasmine Oil
Burn a bit in the bedroom to produce psychic
2 parts Rose
1 part Peppermint
1 part Jasmine
1/2 part Cinnamon
Drink to cause dreams.
Dreaming True Bath Oil
1 part Rosemary
1 part Peppermint
1 part Thyme
Pinch of Poppy seed
1/2 oz. Carrier Oil
Dreaming True Incense
1 part Wood Aloe
1 part Jasmine
1 part Cucumber seeds
1 part Sandalwood
Prophetic Dreams Incense
help with prophetic dreams, divination and astral projection)
1/2 oz. Sandalwood
1/4 oz. Bayberry
1/2 oz. Rose
1/4 oz. Lavender
1/4 oz. Orris root
1 oz. Lemon peel
1/4 tsp. Saltpeter
3/8 tsp. Frankincense Oil
1 tsp. Tincture of Benzoin
Prophetic Dreams Incense2
1 part Buchu
Burn before going to bed to have prophetic dreams.
Prophetic Dreams Sachet
1 part Jasmine
1 part Poppy
1 part St. Johnswort
2 parts Mistletoe
1 part Rose Hips
2 or 3 pieces
Tie in a purple cloth.
2 drops Rose
1 drop Chamomile
1/4 oz. Base Oil
Anoint body to bring sleep on.
Sweet Dreams Potpourri
2 c rosepetals
1 t sandalwood EO (Essential Oil)
1 t cedarwood EO (Essemtial Oil)
1 T ground alspice
1 crushed cinnamon stick
1 c jasmine
1 c lavendar
1 c Sweet William
1 c lily of the Valley
2 c wisteria vine
1 c orris root
by Connie Cockrell
The astrological signs represent
how energy moves, spirals, cycles, and changes. Each sign has unique characteristics. As the moon moves through the astrological
signs each month, the dream energy takes on some of the characteristics of each sign. Remember, the moon moves through all
twelve signs of the zodiac every month, spending more than two but less than three days in each one. You may have an "Aries"
type dream when the sun is in Cancer — because it is the moon’s position that defines the dreaming! You’ll
want to buy a Pocket Astrologer calendar — Jim Maynard makes a very good one (Quicksilver Productions, P.O.
Box 340, Ashland, Oregon 97520)
— so you can check the location of the moon each night!
Be very careful, however, not to
become literal with this information. Each dreamer’s contract is unique. Your relationship to each sign is totally yours.
Some signs may be more powerfully placed in your astrological chart than others. This section is a study guide, not a dictionary
or a rule book.
What follows is a broad-strokes summary
of the energy you may experience in dreaming when the moon moves through the zodiac. The energies will vary according to the
season, the sun’s placement, other planets, and your own lunar cycle every month. These are simply guidelines to begin
your personal investigations.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac
and the initiation of a new cycle. In the yearly calendar, Aries begins on the first day of spring — the vernal equinox.
When the moon is in Aries, dreams may be about new beginnings, new rules, new limits to test, or new understandings of old
ideas. Aries dreams reveal the dreamer’s new relationship to ancient cycles. The "mascot" of Aries is the ram —
he who bangs his head. Aries dreams, therefore, may be about the head: headaches, new ways of thinking, or a new focus.
Taurus is a very earthy, sensual
sign. Taurus loves beauty and loves to nurture nature. When the moon is in Taurus, dreams might be about stewardship of Mother
Earth. Taurus dreams might also involve different kinds of nurturing: caretaking, tending, cooking, gardening, and land loving.
The Taurus mascot is the bull. Taurus rarely takes no for an answer! So, Taurus dreams may include a certain bullish, determined,
sturdy, and enduring energy, and the dreams may be about accomplishment against odds. Taurus also governs the throat, so some
dreams may refer to singing or speaking — using voice to bring beauty to the planet.
Gemini is the twin sign. Geminis
can see the connectedness of all things. Mirror dreams often appear when the moon is in Gemini, because Geminis see form as
a mirror. This sign also governs the lungs, so dreams of breath may occur. Gemini dreams may illuminate the principle of reciprocity:
giving and receiving energy, the metaphorical breath. Geminis love to learn. They appreciate ideas for their own sake, and
they are good at acquiring knowledge. The moon may send information to a dreamer at this time. Library dreams and school dreams
("Oh, no, I forgot to study for the test!") may occur when the moon is in Gemini.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun
moves into Cancer on the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. It is the turning point between
the dance of light and dark. Each month when the moon is in Cancer, dreams may bring forth the dreamer’s personal relationship
with the light and dark cosmic dance. Cancer is the home of the moon, and it is the most feminine of the signs. Often, dreams
of the mother/child dynamic will come when the moon is in Cancer. Cancer governs the womb (the dreaming organ), the ovaries,
and the breasts. Regeneration and procreation may be Cancerian dream themes. Natural cycles, changing tides, changing emotions
(inner tides), and water sports may be other Cancer dreams.
Leo represents an ecstatically alive
and joyous life force. Leo honors all things born of love: children, art, visions, and inspirations. Leo wants what is best
for the community and loves to inspire people to be their best. Theater dreams and party dreams are most likely to occur when
the moon is in Leo. The ruler of Leo is the sun, the heart chakra. As a result, dreams of one’s true nature, one’s
innocent lust for life, come at this time. Running off to join the circus is an example of a Leo dream. The lion is Leo’s
symbol — king of the jungle and king of great hair! Often hair dreams and dreams of intelligence occur when the moon
is in Leo. Dreams that involve actual lions also have a tendency to come when the moon aspects Leo.
Virgo, the virgin, is always appropriate.
She is pure, polished, focused, discriminating, and a perfectionist. Some call Virgo nitpicky. Dreams of getting affairs and
objects in order may come when the moon is in Virgo. Virgo has very high standards and pays great attention to detail. One
might have researcher dreams, scientist dreams, analysis dreams, or critical dreams at this time. Virgo rules the intestines
and the pancreas, so Virgo dreams may be about body issues. One may have dreams about breaking down and assimilating food
and/or information. Virgo is also a great healing sign, so the dreamer may either receive or be taught a healing technique
in Virgo dreamtime.
Libra represents life’s balancing
force. Some say that Libra is the most karmic sign in the zodiac, for karma is the great balancing force. Yearly, the sun
moves into Libra on the autumnal equinox, marking the beginning of winter. When the moon is in Libra, dreams may be difficult.
Libra dreams may point toward unbalanced energies. They may be a road map for necessary journeys into the underworld, into
the "winter" of the soul. Libra is also the sign of justice and diplomacy, so Libra dreams may inspire the dreamer to take
civil action and demand justice. Libra also governs the kidneys. A Libra dream may alert one about abnormal kidney function,
or the dream may point out a need for a more proper energy flow within the dreamer’s life.
Transformation, death, and rebirth
are the anchor points of Scorpio. These words may scare some people. Dreamers, however, know that death in a dream marks a
profound and exciting transformation. "Deconstruct and reconstruct" could be the motto of Scorpio. Dreams of giving birth,
shedding skin (snake dreams), death, or profound change may come when the moon is in Scorpio. Scorpio is the sign of shrewd
intelligence and deep insight, so dreams that come at this time may allow the dreamer to see beneath the surface. Scorpio
also governs the nose. Aromatherapy dreams, anyone?
Sagittarius is the teacher’s
teacher. Religion, philosophy, theology, and spirituality are the favorite topics of Sagittarius. The Sagittarian tests, verifies,
and easily dumps any information that does not measure up to his or her ethic. Sagittarius dreams may involve religious ceremonies,
spiritual experiences, and scientific testing. Sagittarius governs the blood. Dreams may refer to the sense of inner peace
invoked by proper blood flow. Sagittarius also governs the thighs, so dreams of strength and power may come at this time.
Dreams of magnificent sports feats are not unusual when the moon is in Sag.
Capricorn holds dominion over the
forces of nature. He is the master of manifestation. In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun moves into Capricorn on the winter
solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year — which is also said to be King Arthur’s birthday. Winter
solstice marks another turn in the dance of light and dark. Capricorn dreams may be authoritarian and depict power over, as
well as service to, nature. Capricorn rules the bones — the framework of the body. Because we download information into
our bones, dreams when the moon is in Capricorn may evoke memory stored in our bones. Similarly, Mother Earth downloads information
into her skeletal system — the minerals. Capricorn dreams may be crystal or stone dreams. They may call up some deep
information or visualize the beauty of the mineral world. Capricorn also rules the knees. As a result, Capricorn dreams may
be humbling and remind us to serve others.
Aquarius is the sign of the New Age:
the age of brotherhood, equanimity, and social justice. Aquarius tends to community needs and is always concerned with the
group benefit. Dreams with the moon in Aquarius may be telepathic. They may allow the dreamer to perceive information from
the collective consciousness. Aquarius dreams may inspire the dreamer toward social action. in addition, according to traditional
astrology, Aquarius is an air sign. Dreams may depict certain properties of "air wave" communication, or they may involve
air travel or wind. Tornado and tidal-wave dreams may come during an Aquarius moon.
Pisces, the most charitable and philanthropic
sign, brings dreams that are mystical, psychic, and collective. Fluidity, unpredictability, and sensitivity are Pisces characteristics.
Pisces is the sign of strong emotion and deep feeling. Pisceans love to escape. Pisces dreams can be of solitude, talking
and breathing under water, deep secrecy, sacrifice, or running away. The Piscean Age, from which we now pass, was the age
of great devotion to religion and organization. As a result, Pisces dreams may also reflect piety and unbending loyalty to
a cause or a person.
As the moon moves from sign to sign
during a month, she may, for a few hours, be outside the direct influence of any sign. (Those constellations are far apart!)
When the moon is between signs, she is said to be void of course. If you have a dream during that time, it will often be a
dream of very profound quality. Usually, when the moon is void of course, nothing much happens. Women have been known to stop
labor, wait for the moon to move into a new sign, and start again. If a dream comes when the moon is void of course, it is
important. For example, I have received virtually all my dreaming information when the moon was void of course.
Dream Divination: Sights into the
future, burn frankincense, dried jasmine flowers, or mugwort in bedroom before going to sleep. Tea brewed from mugwort or
rosebuds will also work. You can also sleep with ash leaves, bay leaves, cinquefoil, heliotrope, holly, jasmine flowers, marigold
flowers, mimosa, mugwort, onion, or yarrow under your pillow.
Dreams of Guidance for Love matters:
sleep with any of the following herbs above your bed or underneath your pillow; cinquefoil, marjoram, vervain, and yarrow.
Dreams of Spiritual Guidance: drink
mint tea before sleeping, or sleep with Buchu leaves or mint leaves under your pillow.
Enhance Dream Recall: mugwort, passionflower
leaves, and rosemary. Drink
as tea before going to bed or place under your pillow while sleeping.
Healing Dreams: drink tea-potion
made from catnip or mint, burn cedar as a
magickal dream incense, or sleep with agronomy, catnip, mint, sandalwood,
thyme under the pillow.
Mugwort: Most potent herb for dreamcraft.
Aids in astral projection and lucid dreaming when burned as incense or placed under pillow while sleeping. Brew a tea from
mugwort and drink it just before going to bed in order to strengthen psychic and magickal dream powers.
Prophetic Dream Visions: Make dream
pillows or potions with any of the following herbs; adder's tongue, agrimony, anise, camphor, cinnamon, daisy, holly, hops,
ivy, lemon verbena, lesser celandine, mandrake root, marigold, mistletoe, mugwort, onion, peppermint, purslane, rose, Saint
John's wort, verbena, vervain, wormwood, and yarrow.
Psychic and Spiritual Growth: burn
frankincense or mugwort, drink mugwort tea, or sleep with the herb underneath or sewn into your pillow.
Spiritual Protection: Burn cedar
incense before going to bed. Keep live hyacinth plant near your bed, or sleep with any of the following herbs underneath your
pillow; anise seeds, marigold flowers, mistletoe, mullein, purslane, rosemary, thyme, Ti plant, and yarrow. Will also guard
against nightmares, psychic attacks, and baleful phantoms of the night.
Sweet Dreams and Restful Nights:
Place any of the following herbs under your pillow; catnip, hops, mistletoe, passionflower leaves, psyllium seeds, and vervain.
Rub juice of a lettuce on your forehead or eating its leaves before going to sleep will also help.
MILD SEDATIVE: Pour 1 pint boiling
water over 1 tsp. dried catnip. Cover andsteep until cool. Strain and sweeten. Start with 2 Tlb. increase by 1 Tlb. until
you find the right amount. Store in the fridge.
HOP SEDATIVE: Pour 1 pint boiling
water over 1 1/2 tsp. dried hops flowers. Let steep, covered,10 minutes. Strain and sweeten. Add lemon juice.
FEVERFEW TEA: Pour 1 pint boiling
water over 1 ounce of feverfew flowers. Cover and steep until cool. Strain and sweeten with honey. Drink cool.
TO INDUCE SLEEP: Mix 2 Tlb dried
peppermint with 1 Tlb each of rosemary and sage. Pour 1pint boiling water over the herbs, steep for
5 to 10 minutes,strain
and sweeten with honey.
or back up.
How To Remember
© 1990 by Alex Lukeman
The most powerful time for us to
touch the bridge between the conscious and unconscious mind is in the "twilight zone? between sleep and wakefulness. During
this temporary period many of the filters which our outer mind imposes have been removed. The lines of communication are more
open. Material can flow more freely between conscious and unconscious. This is a good time to tell yourself that you want
to remember your dreams. Try this simple technique for stimulating your memory.
1. Lie comfortably on your back as
you quietly prepare for sleep.
2. Be sure that you will not be interrupted or disturbed—not a bad idea for simply
going to sleep!
3. Place your hand over the center of your chest, resting lightly and comfortably. Feel the warmth
of your hand and your chest.
4. Say to yourself "Tonight I am going to remember my dreams. Tonight I will remember
my dreams. I want to remember my dreams,"
5, Continue to repeat this to yourself for a few minutes, You may or may
not say this out loud, Be aware of your hand resting lightly on your chest. The hand signals you that you are ready to remember
After you have done this
for a few minutes, simply relax and drift off to sleep. Make sure that you have first prepared to record your dreams (have
a pen and paper or tape recorder close to your bed) and that you are aware of this. Remembering and recording your dreams
will become easier with paper
POWER TRIPS: CONTROLLING YOUR DREAMS
A number of techniques facilitate lucid dreaming.
One of the simplest is asking yourself many times during the day whether you are dreaming. Each time you ask the question,
you should look for evidence proving you are not dreaming. The most reliable test: Read something, look away for a moment,
and then read it again. If it reads the same way twice, it is unlikely that you are dreaming. After you have proved to yourself
that you are not presently dreaming, visualize yourself doing what it is you'd like. Also, tell yourself that you want to
recognize a nighttime dream the next time it occurs. The mechanism at work here is simple; it's much the same as picking up
milk at the grocery store after reminding yourself to do so an hour before.
At night people usually realize they are dreaming
when they experience unusual or bizarre occurrences. For instance, if you find yourself flying without visible means of support,
you should realize that this happens only in dreams and that you must therefore be dreaming.
If you awaken from a dream in the middle of the night,
it is very helpful to return to the dream immediately, in your imagination. Now envision yourself recognizing the dream as
such. Tell yourself, "The next time I am dreaming, I want to remember to recognize that I am dreaming." If your intention
is strong and clear enough, you may find yourself in a lucid dream when you return to sleep.
Even if you're a frequent lucid dreamer, you may not
be able to stop yourself from waking up in mid-dream. And even if your dreams do reach a satisfying end, you may not be able
to focus them exactly as you please.
During our years of research, however, we have found
that spinning your dream body can sustain the period of sleep and give you greater dream control. In fact, many subjects at
Stanford University have used the spinning
technique as an effective means of staying in a lucid dream. The task outlined below will help you use spinning as a means
of staying asleep and, more exciting, as a means of traveling to whatever dream world you desire.
Before retiring, decide on a person, time, and place
you would like to visit in your lucid dream. The target person and place can be either real or imaginary, past, present, or
future. Write down and memorize your target person and place, then visualize yourself visiting your target and firmly resolve
to do so in a dream that night.
To gain lucidity, repeat the phrase describing your
target in your dream, and spin your whole dream body in a standing position with your arms outstretched. You can pirouette
or spin like a top, as long as you vividly feel your body in motion.
The same spinning technique will help when, in the
middle of a lucid dream, you feel the dream imagery beginning to fade. To avoid waking up, spin as you repeat your target
phrase again and again. With practice, you'll return to your target person, time, and place. When spinning, try to notice
whether you're moving in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
TO GIVE SOMEONE A DREAM
You need: -- A dish of
earth a cup or cauldron of water a candle
(check color correspondences for whatever kind of dream you will be sending)
some incense (any kind, this is just to symbolize air).
If you have an altar it should go in the middle of wherever you
are placing these objects.
Put the earth to the North the incense to the East the fire to the South and the water to the
Then sit in the middle by your altar or just in the middle.
Visualize the dream you wish to give and after you're
done visualizing say this:
"Lord and Lady I ask of thee
Give me the ability to send forth this dream
Across the Earth
or water's bound
Whether he/she be in the sky or on the ground
By the powers of fire to let it shine bright
powers of earth and air to send it tonight
By the powers of water to sweep within dream's door
And by the powers of
3 shall _____ remember it evermore
Sleep in the knowledge the dream will be projected to the person you have visualized.
sure to go through every detail of what you wish to send.